Changes to Lateral Flow testing sites in Northamptonshire

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

30 April 2021

Northamptonshire residents are being urged to check details of asymptomatic Community Testing Sites before they visit as changes are planned over the next ten days.

Some closures have been planned for some time, as sites return to their main pre-pandemic usage, while others are temporarily impacted as buildings are used for election purposes.

Danes Camp Leisure Centre will close as a Community Based Testing Site at 1:00pm Sunday, 2 May.

This Northampton site is being replaced by a new Community Based Testing Site Sessions House, County Hall.

This opens on Tuesday, 4 May and will usually be open 7:00am-6:00pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays as well as on weekends from 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday and 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday.

Wellingborough - Redwell Leisure Centre test site will be closing down at 5:00pm on 30 April, 2021, to be used for elections. A new site in Wellingborough will be opening from the week commencing 10 May closer to the town centre.

Kettering - North Park will be closed from Tuesday, 4 May to Thursday, 6 May.

Lucy Wightman, Joint Director of Public Health for North and West Northamptonshire Councils said:

Testing for those without symptoms, often called LFT or LFD testing, is a vital part of our armoury in getting the Northamptonshire rates down and keeping them down, by picking up the one in three people with COVID-19 who won’t have any symptoms. 

The government has made LFT or LFD test kits available to anyone from 9 April and I’d like to encourage Northamptonshire residents to access free, regular rapid coronavirus tests, but particularly if you cannot work away from home and your employer isn’t currently offering workplace testing.

There are a variety of ways in which you can access LFT testing:

  • Community-based Asymptomatic Testing sites at sites across the county.
  • Through the Community Collect service, where you can pick up packs for home use.
  • Or if you can’t get to an asymptomatic testing site or easily access Community Collect you can order test kits for home delivery.